Okay look, I'm not going to B.S. you. I am filing this as I'm watching the Royal Wedding. Don't judge me! Anyhow, you're getting the quick-and-dirty sort of recaplet. Elijah has a magical elixir for Elena to drink. If she submits to be Klaus's sacrifice, she will die, but the elixir will bring her back to life, or so says Elijah. Stefan and Elena are just fine with this plan. Damon? Not so much. He goes to his room to stew and when Elena goes looking for him, he tries to talk some sense into her -- just let Bonnie kill Klaus with her juiced up mojo. Elena refuses, because if Klaus is not weakened from transitioning into a werewolf, performing the kill-Klaus spell will kill Bonnie. When talk fails, Damon resorts to violence and forces Elena to drink his blood. That way, if she's killed, she'll come back. He and Stefan end up fighting. Again. It's all so angst-y
Elena is unhappy to be looking ahead to eternal life. She um like loves Stefan and junk, but maybe doesn't love him like... ya know... that much. I kid, but I really like that Elena acknowledges she's 17 and is so not ready to contemplate forever, even with Stefan. With Alaric's help, Damon then sets out to undo what he's just done, because Elena will hate him forever if she ends up vamped.
Tyler and Jules are back in town because Klaus's manwitch injured Carol Lockwood in order to lure them back. Klaus's minions capture Caroline and Tyler to serve as the vampire and werewolf ingredients in the Doppelganger ritual. When Klaus refuses Damon's request to put the ritual off 'til the next full moon, Damon rescues Vampire Barbie and Pudding PUP, despite half-hearted interference from Pudding POP.
Before the Fellowship of the Falls can lock up Tyler for the night, he starts to transition, and scuffles with Damon. Eventually, Matt and Caroline lock themselves in the cell in the basement of the Lockwood ruins. Wolfy Tyler takes off for them. Damon takes off to confront Klaus, who has already taken a willing Elena. When Damon points out he has absconded with the vampire and the werewolf, Klaus laughs and shows Damon streaming video. He's got backups. Jules is his backup werewolf, but who is his backup vampire?
It's fricking Jenna! Oh my word, I can't even! Now, Jenna was in earlier scenes in the episode. She and Alaric made up in a fashion and she had ringside seats to a lot of discussion at Mossy Manse. I don't know when she was vamped. I'm just sitting here trying not to type exclamation marks at you all, so I'm going leave it here for now. Oh except for how I forgot to tell you that apparently Tyler bit Damon during their scuffle! And OMG Wills and Kate just kissed. The end. Amen. Oh wait. They just kissed again. Yay.
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As I was reworking this weecap, news broke that Osama Bin Laden had been shot and killed by the Navy SEAL's elite counter-terrorism unit, formerly (and still colloquially) known as Team 6 (ST6). I am here to talk about TV, not world affairs and politics, but I just have to note that development, here. I have a family member preparing for his second deployment to Afghanistan. Every single day, people are fighting, killing and dying for us, and it has gone on so long, that I am ashamed to admit there are days I don't think about it at all. There are days that the most pressing issue occupying my mind is that my kid won't stop talking with his mouth full of food; my allergies are out of control; the pinched nerve in my neck is acting up; there are only two episodes left in this season of The Vampire Diaries. Today is not one of those days. If you or a loved one is serving, has served, or will serve in the military, please know you have my profound gratitude. When we put our kids to bed, we pray with them our for our Ranger who is on his way back overseas. Starting tonight, we are praying for you and yours, too -- for those who serve, for those who are recovering, for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, for those who mourn, and for those who wait at home with hearts full of fear and hope. Thank you does not begin to cover it, but what else is there? Thank you. In return, I can only offer momentary, frivolous escape. Fortunately, that's right in my wheelhouse. If you want to leave reality behind and enter into a world where monsters are not of our own species, and can be defeated by herbs, ash, magic, stakes, the love of a beautiful woman, or a flick of the remote control, I am so your girl. Follow me...
Previously, on The Vampire Diaries we learned that there is no Curse of the Sun and the Moon. What there is -- is a curse or binding spell on Satan Klaus, who is not only an Original Vampire, but also a werewolf. He has been after the Doppelganger (our fair Elena Gilbert), the moonstone, and a spare vampire and werewolf or two, to use as ingredients in the Doppelganger Ritual which will free his inner werewolf, make him a true hybrid, and position him to be the invulnerable sire of a new and terrible race of what I'm calling blood wolves, because although I love the word portmanteau, I am largely over the use of portmanteaux, except for when I'm not. The only time Satan Klaus will be killable by magic (at least in a way that won't kill the witch who wields it) is after he has sacrificed the Doppelganger, and is transitioning into a werewolf for the first time, because as Tyler Lockwood and his beautiful Uncle Brick House before him showed us, transitioning into a werewolf is not for sissies. It is for beautiful, nearly nekkid, muscular young men, who will writhe and moan -- eyes full of tears, sweat trickling... Oh my. I'd best move on, yes?